Sharon Stone is opening up about her near-death experience in a new interview with Vogue. In 2001, the actress suffered a brain hemorrhage that led to a nine-day brain bleed and resulted in a 1% chance of survival rate.
Stone says that doctors initially thought she was “faking” her pain. “They missed it with the first angiogram and decided that I was faking it,” she said. It was only after her best friend intervened that doctors gave her a second angiogram, which revealed the hemorrhage.
Stone’s recovery was long and difficult. She struggled to walk and lost a significant amount of weight. She also experienced stuttering, vision problems, and memory loss.
For two decades, Stone hid her disability from the public. She was afraid of how people would react. But now, she’s ready to share her story.
“I’m more comfortable with publicly saying what’s really happened to me,” she told People magazine. “For a long time I wanted to pretend that I was just fine.”
Stone’s health scare has had a significant impact on her career. She says she doesn’t get hired as much as she used to because she’s considered a “disability hire.”
But Stone is not giving up. She’s continuing to work as an actress and advocate for people with disabilities.
Gossip Girl Takeaway:
Sharon Stone is a brave woman. She’s survived a near-death experience and a difficult recovery. And now, she’s using her platform to raise awareness about brain hemorrhages and disability rights.
I’m glad that Stone is sharing her story. It’s important to hear from people who have experienced medical challenges. Their stories can help us to understand each other better and to fight for better healthcare for everyone.